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"David Ben-Gurion" 1974/5734
David Ben Gurion postcard
This set of coins was issued by the Bank of Israel to honor David Ben Gurion. (1886-1973)

Ben-Gurion was born David Green in Plonsk, Russia. He settled in Palestine in 1906. A Zionist leader, the founder of the Israel Workers' Party (Mapai), the Secretary-General of the General Federation of Labor (Histadrut), and Israel's first Prime Minister. On Friday May 14, 1948 at 4:00 PM in Tel Aviv, David Ben Gurion proclaimed the establishment of the Jewish State, to be called "Israel".

Description of the Coin


A bust of Ben-Gurion appears in the center of the coin. Below, the emblem of the State of Israel, and the inscription, "David Ben-Gurion" and "1886-1973" in English and Hebrew.


The State emblem appears in the center of the coin. Around the rim, the denomination, "500" or "25" Lirot in Hebrew. "Israel" in English and Arabic, with the date, "1974" and "5734" in Hebrew below the emblem. The Proof coin mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem". The Uncirculated coin with a six pointed star.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 12 500 Lirot Proof Gold/.900 35mm 28 grams 47,566 out of stock

Ben-Gurion Gold Proof Coin Ben-Gurion Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight: .8102 oz.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
SI 3 25 Lirot Uncirculated Silver/.935 37mm 26 grams .7816 oz 99,329 25.00
SI 3a 25 Lirot Proof Silver/.935 37mm 26 grams .7816 oz 64,193 30.00

Ben-Gurion Silver Coin Ben-Gurion Silver Coin

Ben-Gurion Silver Proof Coin

Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. The "Ben-Gurion" coin is struck with a small 6 pointed star mintmark below the State Emblem.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck on specially selected and polished planchets. They are struck using polished dies. The coins exhibit a mirror-like surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin. A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark will appear on the "Ben-Gurion" coin below the State Emblem.

ASW: actual silver weight

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